"To my dearest friends, fans, family and well-wishers, Thank you for your kind birthday wishes, prayers and affection. You inspire me to work harder and make even more beautiful music. Luckily I am not yet 50! May the Almighty keep us all united, keep our hearts pure and compassionate," A R Rahman posted on Facebook
Titled the Evolution of A R Rahman, the medley is a customised selection of Voctronica's favourite songs, including Yeh Haseen Wadiyan from Roja, Ghanan Ghanan from Lagaan, Paathshaala from Rang De Basanti, Tere bina from Guru, and Behka from Ghajini
Mr Rahman met Pele on his birthday, which was celebrated in Kolkata along with cricket legend Sourav Ganguly and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee."It was fantastic. It was a dream come true. Going to Kolkata, meeting the chief minister, meeting the prince Ganguly, it was like the icing on the cake," said A R Rahman
A R Rahman is 48 today and we can think of no better way to celebrate than with this playlist of our top 10 picks from his vast body of work. Play these on repeat. You're welcome
The Mozart of Madras, also lovingly known as Isai Puyal in Tamil, A R Rahman turns 49
today. The music maestro has given some of the best musical compositions to Indian music
industry and is the contemporary international face for Indian music.
On his birthday, here is a look at his journey so far.